Maternal Factor and Children’s Nutrition Status in Senuro Village, South Sumatera Province, Indonesia

Destriatania, Suci and Mutahar, Rini and Febry, Fatmalina and sari, indah purnama (2013) Maternal Factor and Children’s Nutrition Status in Senuro Village, South Sumatera Province, Indonesia. In: Public Health Nursing Conference 2011, 11-13 March 2011, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak.

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    Introduction: Nutritional status is influenced by various underlying factors including maternal factor. The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between maternal factors such as: breastfeeding and weaning practices of mother, mother's education, occupation and knowladge, with children's nutritional status. Method: This study is a cross-sectional deskriptive survey using a structured questionnaire. The sample comprised 69 mothers with 69 infants aged 7-60 months in Senuro village, Ogan Ilir District, South Sumatera Province. Infants are classified as underweight if weight-for-age Z score (WAZ) are respectively below minus 2 standard deviation (-2SD) from World Health Organization (WHO) reference data. Results: 59.4% of mothers gave colostrums and 47.8% practiced exclusive breastfeeding; 52.2% of infants were introduced solid foods before 6 months of age. The weaning food given by most mothers was milk formula. The majority (88.4%) of mothers had basic level of education and 65.2% were farmers. 92.8% of mothers had low level of knowladge about infant feeding. The Z-score classification showed that 20.3% of the infants were underweight and 79.7% were in a normal weight. The nutritional status of the infants was therefore not significantly influenced by breasfeeding and weaning practices of the mothers but significantly associated with mother's education (PV=0.048). Conclusion: Educating mothers to improve their parenting skills will have a large impact on children's nutritional status and health, and benefit for the next generation. Key words: mother, education, infant nutritional status.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Public Health > Department of Public Health
    Depositing User: fakhriyati f ningrum
    Date Deposited: 01 May 2013 17:00
    Last Modified: 01 May 2013 17:00

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